Press Releases

The Rural Services Network issues a number of press releases every year - to national and regional media outlets across the UK.


Our latest press releases are listed below. If you are a journalist and would like to be added to our list of recipients, please email us.


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The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has warned the government to ensure that rural communities don't miss out on measures contained in its Autumn Statement [2].


The Rural Services Network – which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas [1] – has urged the government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities.


Countryside communities must join forces to secure a fair deal from the government following Brexit, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.


The government has been warned not to withdraw vital funding from rural communities as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.


Leaving the European Union has major implications for England's countryside communities, the Rural Services Network [1] has warned.


Thursday, 11 February 2016 00:00

New dimension for rural healthcare

“Challenging Times - A New Dimension", the latest and most successful Rural Health Network conference to date, was hosted at the House of Lords on 29 January 2016 by Baroness Byford DBE DL.


The Rural Services Network is making a last minute plea to the Government to listen to the views of the people and change tack on its plans to reduce grants to rural areas at a higher percentage rate than grant reduction in urban areas over the next four years.


Rural residents face an unwelcome hike in council tax coupled with much reduced services if the government pushes ahead with a proposed funding settlement for rural communities - despite an increase in the Rural Services Delivery Grant.


MPs and rural local authorities have called on the Government to honour a commitment to ensure rural communities receive fairer funding for public services.


Plans to increase the number of Starter Homes in the countryside may be useful - but Government must consider any wider implications first, says the Rural Services Network.


The Rural Services Network has welcomed a £4m increase in government funding for rural local authorities but warned that it makes little difference to the financial injustice suffered by countryside communities for years.


Countryside communities will be hit hard by the latest round of government cuts, the Rural Services Network has warned.


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